Tag: Titus Andronicus

  • Titus Andronicus @ Shakespeare’s Globe

    Titus Andronicus @ Shakespeare’s Globe

    As with the 2006 original production, the current revival of Lucy Bailey’s Titus Andronicus has been making headlines for its experiential elements rather than for the performance itself. Specifically, yet again, the audience has been fainting in droves. There’s a culture of expectation around the fainting for this production fuelled by the media and Twittersphere, which reminds me […]

  • Titus Andronicus @ Nottingham New Theatre

    Titus Andronicus @ Nottingham New Theatre

    I’ve spent much of the last week sticking up post-it notes on posters for the New Theatre’s production of Titus Andronicus, adding ‘and George Peele’s’ after the headline banner ‘William Shakespeare’s’. Titus still feels like a discovery when revived, a first for many of its audiences, and recent issues such as the authorship question (which suggests that Peele […]

  • Titus Andronicus (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

    Titus Andronicus (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

    The trailer for the RSC’s new Titus, its first in some years, promised a macabre production: carrion birds, rusty cooking implements and chains. The play’s reputation preloads any new outing with expectation of blood, violence, sex and excess, the characteristic ingredients of contemporary Jacobean productions. In writing my own piece for this production’s programme, I took my cue from […]

  • Titus Andronicus (Action to the Word) @ C+1, Edinburgh

    After having seen some 250-odd performances of plays and adaptations of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, I hit something of a landmark last night – my first English-language production of Titus Andronicus, the last play in the established canon which I’d only seen in translation. Coincidentally, this was also my debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which […]

  • Titus Andronicus (Ninagawa Company) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Yukio Ninagawa is a very famous director, though I should admit I’d never actually heard of him! He’s Japanese, directed ‘King Lear’ for the RSC a few years back and is currently putting on Japanese interpretations of every single Shakespeare play in turn. It seems obvious, then, that he should be contributing to the Complete Works Festival! […]